Viscoelastic properties of collagen: synchrotron radiation investigations and structural model.

@article{Puxkandl2002ViscoelasticPO,
  title={Viscoelastic properties of collagen: synchrotron radiation investigations and structural model.},
  author={R Puxkandl and Ivo Zizak and O Par{\'i}s and Jozef Ke{\vc}ke{\vs} and Walter Tesch and Sigrid Bernstorff and Peter Patrick Purslow and Peter Fratzl},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={357 1418},
  pages={191-7}
}
Collagen type I is the most abundant structural protein in tendon, skin and bone, and largely determines the mechanical behaviour of these connective tissues. To obtain a better understanding of the relationship between structure and mechanical properties, tensile tests and synchrotron X-ray scattering have been carried out simultaneously, correlating the mechanical behaviour with changes in the microstructure. Because intermolecular cross-links are thought to have a great influence on the… CONTINUE READING
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